Tips for Selecting the Perfect Wedding Venue
Finding the perfect place to get married and have your reception requires several steps. Before you get start searching for wedding venues, the first step is to sit down with your fiancé and discuss what type of wedding celebration you both desire. During this process, take into consideration the following:
- Your wedding budget and how much you are willing to spend on the venue.
- The location where you want to get married.
- The traveling conditions required to get to the location.
- The estimated number of guests you want to invite.
- The types of food, beverages, and alcohol you want to serve.
- The amount of available parking.
- The amount you have reserved for the Kelowna wedding DJ you want to hire.
Once you know these things, it makes it much easier to find the appropriate venue for your special day. Now, you are ready to start searching for those locations that match your criteria.
The next step, is of course to visit each location. It is not unheard of to have a list of around 15 or so locations you want to see. It cannot be stressed enough to never reserve a venue without having visited it ahead of time. Some brides make this mistake only to discover the venue is not able to accommodate the number of guests they expect or have certain restrictions in regards to entertainment and food service.
For instance, if you want to serve alcohol at the reception, the venue may require a license to do so. In addition, some venues require your wedding DJ to be insured in order to perform. Make sure to ask the venue coordinator if there are any special requirements or restrictions you need to be aware of before you reserve the location, as your deposit might not be refundable.
While you visit each location on your list, remember to bring along a camera or smartphone to take pictures, along with a notebook. Write down the pros and cons of each venue and use these along with your pictures to help narrow down you selections further. For outdoor venues, remember to ask what contingency plan the location offers for inclement weather.
In the event you immediately love a particular venue, but still have other locations to view, there are a few things you can do. You could ask the coordinator to pencil you in, but there is a risk someone else might book the location if you take too long to decide. Another option is to see if they would accept a refundable deposit should you change your mind. If not, then you only other options are to reserve the location or take the chance it might still be available after you visit any of the venues still on your list.
Once you decide on a venue, the next step is to reserve it and lock in your date. Now the fun part of planning your wedding begins, including sending out invitations, sampling wedding cakes, deciding on the décor, book your wedding DJ at Airwaves Music, and more. Call us at (778) 760-1944 today for assistance in finding the best DJ for your special day!